Daily Archives: October 1, 2012

Freedom from Want 1

I started Edward Gresser’s Freedom from Want: American Liberalism and the Global Economy.  Gresser got the phrase “Freedom from Want” from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, a strong advocate of free trade.  That fits into a prominent theme in Gresser’s book: … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, George W. Bush, Life, Political Philosophy, Politics, School

Two (or Three) Epistles Commencing II Maccabees

For my write-up today on Jonathan Goldstein’s Anchor Bible commentary on II Maccabees, I’ll discuss Goldstein’s treatment of the two (or, technically, three) epistles at the beginning of the book. Epistle 1 is in II Maccabees 1:1-10a.  According to Goldstein, … Continue reading

Posted in II Maccabees, Religion